Nardene talks about some of the challenges in achieving her goals (2:38)

Being a mum was harder, and then managing my time, and then like I had my oldest child, and my oldest, like, messed with the wrong crew and did all the naughty things. And I felt like that a challenge when I was doing my Cert IV and doing my education, because my, yeah, oldest child he was like running with the wrong crew and things. I felt like that was pulling me down a little bit, but then like, then I spoke to other people and like they would say, ‘Just get a Cert IV. Why do you want to go and do a degree when you can just get a Cert IV and go do a job?’  Yeah, they were saying, ‘You’re Indigenous.  Indigenous people can just walk into a job with their Cert IV.  Why go and do a Bachelor and do all that hard work?’ 

And I said, ‘But you know that’s not the point’. I want to show people, like be a role model and show people that, yeah, education is valuable and when you use it, like the right way, which like I want to, and like you can be something good and show people that. See, you did a degree, and then you work but you work to make things better for your own people.  Yeah, it’s just not doing that for yourself but it’s going to have an impact on the wider community of your people.

So like by getting into, doing a Bachelor and getting a position in  - it doesn’t matter, in the university or in the government and working on strategic outcomes for your people, they’re going to benefit, from the people out in the community. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting on the community, you’re in the city, wherever you’re an Indigenous person, yeah, you’re going to get affected by it and hopefully in a positive way.  Yeah, so that’s why my aim is when I finish my degree, I’d like to in the future do my Masters of Business Administration so I can strategically develop outcomes for my people to make their lives better.